• On a Journey of Aged Care Reform – Reflections from South Australia

    By Sue McKechnie (Guest Post) Sue McKechnie, Executive Manager of Community Services at Resthaven Incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia shares insights about the changing aged care system in South Australia. ‘The Australian aged care system is undergoing substantial legislative reform and major policy change. The aim is to improve consumer engagement and choice, with a ‘consumer-directed’ model […]

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  • A Novel Video-based Education and Analysis System for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Seniors

    By Miwako Honda, M.D., Director of  (Guest Post) In a rapidly ageing society, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) management is one of the key challenges. Moreover, nursing staff caring for elderly patients with BPSD have potential to burn out quickly when adequate training and resources are limited. The high turnover rate of caregivers in […]

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  • Geratec Explores New Training Approach for Dementia Care in South Africa

    By Shannon Davis, Global Ageing Network Geratec, an organization providing operational and support services to aged care providers throughout South Africa, has been exploring a new training model for dementia care. The training was launched in South Africa to help caregivers better relate to and connect with people living with dementia in care homes. It incorporates a host […]

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  • Success Through Intergenerational Management

    By Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schlüter, WHZ University of Applied Sciences (Sachsen, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Kärnten, Austria ) Making the best possible use of the existing workforce’s potential is key as we address challenges related to recruitment and retention. Giving due consideration to the specific skills and competencies of the different […]

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  • When the Past is Present:  Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors

    By Stuart Kaplan On Tuesday, December 6th through Thursday, December 8th of 2016, Selfhelp Community Services Holocaust Survivor Program convened an international conference in honor of its 80th anniversary.  “When the Past is Present: Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors”, was attended by over 300 social workers, and other professionals who work with survivors, from throughout the […]

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  • The Ripple Effect

    A Story of Connection & Friendship by Vivienne Allanson “At Maroba, we choose to lead the way in dynamic and passionate aged care”.  This premise is reinforced when we see what influence we can have on others. In 2013, Maroba’s CEO Vivienne (Viv) Allanson met Sister Lucia, a South African nun working in aged care, at […]

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  • Choose Montreux! Jack York and the Global Ageing Conference Experience

    At the recent LeadingAge Conference in Indianapolis, Jack York of It’s Never 2 Late shared his IAHSA conference experience and how making the choice to attend IAHSA’s Global Ageing Conference in 2015 has profoundly changed his life–on a professional and personal level. He urges all to choose Montreux in 2017. Check it out!

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  • Why One American CEO Traveled to Perth

    Some providers of ageing services might think that 10,000 miles is a bit far to travel for a conference. But American provider Barb Rode didn’t think twice about attending the 2015 ASCA/IAHSA Joint International Conference in Perth, Australia, last September. Rode is president and chief executive officer of St. Therese, an ageing services organization based […]

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  • IAHSA to Co-sponsor Gerontological Society of America’s 2015 Global Aging Forum

    IAHSA and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will be co-sponsoring the Global Ageing Forum at the 65th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. The fourth GSA Global Aging Forum will be held on Wednesday, 18 November at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Orlando, Florida. The forum will focus on […]

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  • International Call for Sessions: 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting

    Lend your international lense and expertise to the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting! IAHSA’s US Chapter, LeadingAge, is now accepting session proposals for its 2016 Annual Meeting. The LeadingAge Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of aging services providers in the United States, featuring hundreds of education sessions and experts in the field. The 2016 Annual […]

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